01 Hack/Play: Let’s Start Playing The Game!

02 Specialized Generalists

03 The fall and rise of Dutch design

04 AIGA's Design Envy features Letterlab

05 little BIG TYPE SAYS MORE, boxed

06 ED Award for Exhibition design!

07 Design in Rotterdam 1988-2013

08 Design’s Social Pledge

09 Blended Published


11 Two Nominations ED Awards 2013!

12 Graduation Show ’12 Up Close Wide Open

13 Digitizing Contemporary Art

14 Sometimes Six is just not enough

15 It’s Design in the Game

16 Curators at Design Academy

17 ED Award for Slow Art!

18 EYE Film Institute + DAE

19 My love is not a joke

20 Goose Hunt in Museum Hilversum

21 It’s art in the game!

22 design platform rotterdam essays

23 New Pocketknife LP Canyon Dancing 2

24 Stereohype B.I.O. Series #10

25 Benguiat Tribute for NWAT design festival

26 the first typonine type specimen

27 Chinese Abstract ‘Slow’ Art published

28 Ed Benguiat record single

29 Lecture for pdp conference, Serbia

30 The Role of Women in Design

31 ED Award for Artistic catalogue

32 VROAAM lecture & portfolio review

33 Lecture for Romeo Delta/BNO

34 Efteling Radio + DAE

35 european design awards x2

36 Fantastische Fotografie

37 world expo 2010 shanghai

38 étapes Magazine features Letterlab

39 Design Walks ED Festival

40 Letterlab Seasonal Poster Series

41 Lecture for BNO Spellbound

42 TDC honor and ADCN nomination

43 Print Magazine Master class

44 Frank Havermans NAI Book Launch

45 design initiatief’s future telling

46 Letterlab Commercial Airs on National TV

47 Letterlab Exhibition on Typography opens

48 Blurrr/TENT.10 ID & exhibition design

49 TDC Numbers Contribution

50 Facing China Catalogue published

51 Custom Typographic Installation in Soho

52 Collaboration with poet Tsead Bruinja

53 1 workshop and 3 lectures in Croatia

54 Platform 21 = Joyriding

55 Tambourine Dream, FF03

56 Visual Rhetoric of the Supreme Being

57 GreyTones spread and exhibition

58 Vive le Papier Electronique poster

59 Tougher than Featherz, FF02

60 Designprijs Rotterdam

61 Made with FontFont Cover & End Pages

62 Tokyo Chat airs on NHK in Japan

63 Ruffle Yo Featherz, FF01

64 BIG TYPE SAYS MORE at Museum Boijmans

65 VIDE workshop web teaser

66 Red Dot Award for LYWH

67 Yesterday, I lost my Helvetica, lecture

68 Real Dutch Design 0607

69 Rotten Cocktails LP by Boy Robot

70 Channel Push Breakin video for Hifana DVD

71 Typographic Tool ‘Punkt’ released

72 2+3D Interview and cover design

73 New workshops, lectures & research

74 VisCom published The New Typographers

75 Little Yellow Writing Hood

76 Guest designers for Items Magazine

77 Strange Attractors ADC Young Guns 4!

78 Dutch Design 2004-2005

79 Brunn Judge’s Choice TDC2 2004

80 Recognition for catalogue design

81 Cranbrook Graduate Catalogue, Transit

82 Cranbrook Masters Catalogue Redesign

83 Cranbrook Video Festival Poster

84 Hey Dutchie! Poster

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little BIG TYPE
SAYS MORE, boxed

Modular 1:15 scale model of our typographic installation captured in a brown box

Visiting a 17 meters wide and 2.83 meters tall typographic installation in a museum commands presence and engagement, but the downside to large site specific, and often temporary, installations is that relatively few people have the chance to encounter them.   In early 2013 we were asked to exhibit our work in ‘CO-LAB’, an exhibition about the future of the graphic design profession (03/05/13-25/05/13), and we utilized the occasion to translate ‘BIG TYPE SAYS MORE’, our hand made typographic installation for Museum Boijmans van Beuningen from 2006, into a machine made scale model (1:10) titled, ‘little BIG TYPE SAYS MORE’. In 2006 the original installation was crafted with our 4 bare hands and required 5 weeks to complete. In 2013, ‘little BIG TYPE SAYS MORE’, required 15 minutes to read and convert the digital files, 197 minutes to laser cut and engrave the MDF and 10 hours to assemble the structure.   As a prototype the translation explores differences between hand made and machine made craft, scale, space and issues of commodification. After ‘little BIG TYPE SAYS MORE’ was included in the exhibition ‘Design in Rotterdam. 1988-2013’, we explored the themes in a final translation. This resulted in an even smaller scale model (1:15) of the original installation for which we created modular components separated into 4 parts and into 4 custom designed cardboard boxes. ‘little BIG TYPE SAYS MORE’ can be ordered online and is, once again, assembled by hand. The experience of a museum quality, environmental typographic installation captured in a common brown box.     About BIG TYPE SAYS MORE (2006)   Over the course of 5 weeks, using industrial handheld jigsaws and paint, we manually produced a 5 layer thick, 2.83 meters high, and over 17 meters wide typographic installation as part of the ongoing exhibition ‘Cut for Purpose’, at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam. The typographic structure was positioned as the front section of a spatial (honeycomb) cardboard structure by, enticing the viewer from the windows, glass entrance and upon approach rewarding them with increasingly complex, yet graceful forms. Our objective was to merge contemporary technology with traditional craftsmanship while representing the diverse, multi-cultural and architectural city of Rotterdam. In the end, custom programmed micro controllers sequenced LED’s which were mounted to add a ‘touch of Vegas’ to the type that we created specifically for this project. (BIG TYPE SAYS MORE is now part of the permanent collection of the museum)



BIG TYPE SAYS MORE installation